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Yes, I’ll explain this Catalan Christmas tradition every year

The Tió de Nadal is a pre-Christian tradition that basically consists on a log that   poops presents for children on Christmas. The log has a face drawn, wears a barretina (the traditional Catalan hat), and is covered by a blanket so that he doesn’t get cold.

We place him in a visible place, such as the living room (if it’s close to a fireplace better), at the beginning of December, and children leave food (usually fruit peels, nuts…) to feed him.

Then, on Christmas Day (or, for some families, Christmas Eve), children hit him with long sticks while singing a song that asks him to give them presents. At the end of the song, the blanket is removed, and it reveals all the presents that were hidden under it, representing that he “pooped” them.

And it doesn’t seem weird to us until we have to explain it to a foreigner.

X-Men Apocalypse had a spanish musical gonna be like this

Charles at the mansion:  Hace diez años y un día que vivo sin él.

Charles:  Hace diez años y un día que no lo he vuelto a ver. Y aunque no he sido feliz aprendí a vivir sin su amor…

Charles: Pero al ir olvidando de pronto una noche volvió..

*Apocalypse and his horsemen enter at the mansion dramatically* 

Charles: ¿Quién es?

Erik: Soy yo…

Charles:  ¿Qué vienes a buscar?

Erik: A ti…

Charles: Ya es tarde…

Erik: ¿Por qué?

Charles:  Porque ahora soy yo la que quiere estar sin ti…  Por eso vete, olvida mi nombre, mi cara, mi casa. Y pega la vuelta…

Erik:  Jamás te pude comprender…

Charles:  Vete, olvida mis ojos, mis manos, mis labios. Que no te desean

Erik:  Estás mintiendo ya lo sé…

Charles:  Vete, olvida que existo, que me conociste. Y no te sorprendas, olvida de todo que tú para eso tienes experiencia…

*And after that, Erik’s kidnap him dramatically, again*